SPELLER METCALFE WINS 14TH CONTRACT FOR WESTERN POWER DISTRIBUTION
The individually tendered projects are part of a series of works for long-standing client WPD to refurbish and update facilities nationally across the electricity distribution network, including remodelling and extending workshops and offices and extensive external works.
Speller Metcalfe has worked to fast-track deadlines and achieved outstanding BREEAM scores for WPD, including its award-winning Spilsby depot which was awarded the highest BREEAM score in world at 101.9%.
The largest of the newly awarded projects is the £8.5m redevelopment of the WPD site in Aston, Birmingham which is located on a historic, industrial site. The project has involved working closely with Network Rail as the site sits just 4 metres from the main railway line in to the city. Significant investigation has also been undertaken by Speller Metcalfe into the risk of contaminated land.
Speller Metcalfe has been highly involved in various design elements including cladding, steel connection, concrete repair, insulation and taken full responsibility for M&E. The project is targeted to achieve BREEAM Very Good.
The refurbishment of WPD’s Birmingham depot is due for completion in August 2017.